Survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence face a series of serious challenges. Many struggle to find a safe place to live, put food on the table, and create a lifestyle with financial stability. Protecting one’s money and other assets is a challenge that many survivors face because financial abuse is a tactic that many abusive partners use to hold power and control over their partners.
The Allstate Foundation curriculum was developed in partnership with the National Network to End Domestic Violence and has been academically validated by Rutgers University. The information in the course is intended to be general advice for those in an abusive relationship.
The Allstate Foundation and Utah Domestic Violence Coalition have partnered since 2015; each year, Utah Domestic Violence Coalition partners with two domestic violence service providers across the state. The domestic violence service providers provide the Move Ahead curriculum throughout the year, plus provide one-on-one case management to survivors who chose to engage in the savings match and credit repair program.
During the 2019/2020 grant cycle, Utah Domestic Violence Coalition partnered with Utah Navajo Health Systems—they have a robust victim advocate program which serves San Juan County and surrounding areas. The second partner is Seekhaven-Moab—a domestic violence service provider with shelter services in Grand County that serves surrounding areas.